The Middle East is the Cradle of Civilization where many of the world’s most revered spiritual ideologies originated. As the birthplace of three of the humankind’s major religions – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism – there’s something inherently inspirational about North Africa and the Middle East.
You can feel it everywhere; in the ancient temples and mosques, in the intoxicating aromas of the bazaars and souks, even in the stunning mountains and red-and-ochre dunescapes surrounding cities that have stood since the dawn of time. And, while the past is your constant companion in this part of the world, there’s plenty of room to write some history of your own.
From the ancient rock art of the Sahara to the pyramids and temples of Egypt to the classical remains of Jordan, the Middle East overflows with history. Soak in the landscape of the Nile Valley while floating on a traditional felucca and enjoy some of the world’s most spectacular desert scenery in Wadi Rum.
Whatever adventure you choose, a journey to the Middle East will make for a memorable experience. This is a region of powerful diversity and the promise of year-round sunshine. Come explore all that the Middle East has to offer.
Destinations & Sample Itineraries
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Israel & Jordan
As the birthplace of three of the world’s most significant religions – Judaism, Islam & Christianity – Israel is a pilgrimage destination. Jordan is the home of the spectacular archaeological site of Petra. This breathtaking trip combines the two by visiting incredible sites in both countries, including the sacred grounds of the Holy Land and more.
This incredible journey has it all – majestic wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the island paradise of Zanzibar. You’ll experience Tanzania with your own local guide and a private 4×4 vehicle. Trek through the country’s great national parks for a chance to encounter wildebeests, warthogs, baboons, hippos, and elephants.
This volunteer experience in Jordan offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the local community while experiencing the fascinating, rich history and culture of this incredible region. Participants will volunteer in areas such as youth support at after-school programs, and women’s education, including key skills development.